Monday, 25 September 2017

Zippo Lighter Lemon Lime Matte - My First, A Review

I got my first Zippo Lighter. Very basic model with a lemon lime matte finish. Just love it.



Now, I can start a fire with style.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

ASR Tactical 10.5 Inch Stainless Steel Stonewashed Hunting Knife G10 Ridged - Sleek Full Tang Knife, A Review

The knife from ASR has a Milspec design. It is a 10.5" full tang knife with stonewashed blade and a black G10 rubber handle. It comes with a black canvas sheath.



It weighs in at 371 grams and is 10.5" long. Made out of 1065 Surgical Steel, the blade is approximately 5.3" long. It has a sleek design and is very discreet. The knife offers a contoured shape that allows any size hand to be able to handle this knife properly.

I got it via Amazon for USD19.97. Shipping was an additional USD12.31 making it a total of USD32.28.

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Friday, 30 June 2017

Rolson Folding Trimming Knife - A very compact box-cutter, A Review

I found this interesting box-cutter at ACE Hardware Store in Mid Valley. Cost me RM28.09. Made by Rolson, it is a box-cutter that is made into a folding knife. When folded it is approximately 10.5 cm long. Fully extended it is 16.5 cm long with a blade length of 3 cm.



Made out of plastic, it comes with a belt clip. The opening tab on the blade holder also doubles up as the quick blade change release. At the center of the handle you can just make out the locking mechanism release button. Apart from the belt clip, there is ring at the hilt to tie a lanyard if required.



The blade is a standard Two-Notch-Blade. Rolson also provide a clear plastic cover for the blade as added safety.

As a box-cutter, I find this design very refreshing. Unlike standard heavy-duty box-cutters which are relatively longer, this design is very compact. I like it very much.

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Buck 750 Redpoint Folding Knife - Good Camping Buddy, A Review

This is my first Buck knife. The 750 Redpoint is a folding knife with a locking mechanism that needs to be engaged to be able to extend or fold the blade. It is 10.5 cm folded and 18.0 cm extended. The blade is 7 cm long.



The knife comes with an integral pocket clip as well as a bottle opener under a ring at the end of the knife. This knife has a serrated section about 40% of the blade. The yellow hard plastic handle facilitate visibility.



The locking mechanism is the button with the red triangle at the edge of the hilt. Using your thumb to engage the button, you concurrently use your pointy finger to the gear-like serration at the hilt to move the knife from the folded position.

Buck gives a lifetime warranty on this product. Retail price in Malaysia is RM319.00. I was able to get for RM271.15.

Overall, a good folding knife to have when going camping.

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Daiso Ceramic Fruit Knife - Cheap and Sharp, A Review

I found a small ceramic knife from Daiso Japan costing only RM5.90. Comes in a variety of colors. I took the blue as it looks the nicest of the bunch. Really sharp but brittle.



This knife is approximately 17 cm long with a blade of 8 cm. The handle is hard plastic and it comes with a plastic sheath that fits the blade snugly. There are cut-outs on the sheath that spells out "ERAMIC" (I believe you supposed to read it with the missing "C" made out of the curve at the end of the sheath).

I will use this knife as a letter opener. Hopefully the sharpness will stay on longer than a typical box cutter blade.

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Luminox Carabiner (or Karabiner) Folding Knife and Tool Set - A novelty, A Review

I got this interesting folding knife combo from my watch dealer as a gift (see http://easternwatch.blogspot.my/ and http://westernwatch.blogspot.my/, two of my other blogs dedicated to watch collecting).

Made for the Luminox watch brand, it is a carabiner cum folding knife with a couple of tools bits such a flat screw bit and a Phillips screw bit. It comes in a simple white cardboard box without any text or logo.


The tool is painted black with a large "Luminox" name and logo on the side. Made out of soft metal, this "carabiner" cannot be used as the name suggest. It is only good to keep keys and such. Putting any stress like your own body weight may cause it to fail. It is merely a decoration.


There is a linear lock to the knife blade when extended for safety. To disengage, the lock needs to be manually pushed out of the way. The blade comes with a saw bit as well. At the extreme left of the tool is also a bottle opener.



The two screw bits. The dimensions for the carabiner is 10.5 cm long and 6.5 cm wide (at the thickest part). The blade is 7.5 cm long and when fully extended, the whole tool is 19 cm.


Overall, a good concept. With quality material and good manufacturing processes, this can be a great tool. This particular example is just a novelty.


Monday, 27 February 2017

Aluminium Alloy Slingshot Camouflage Bow Catapult – A piece of crap, A Review

I suddenly got interested in slingshot or catapult. I decided to get one from Amazon but this particular example is rather useless and does justify why it is cheap.



Made in China, the whole construction appears weak and may break under stress. I would recommend that you do wear eye protection if you want to use this "slingshot" less it break when you pull back the rubber.

Otherwise, the design is sound. The problem lies purely on the construction quality.


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